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February 4, 2020

What We Know about the Coronavirus So Far

By Robert A. Poarch On January 30, 2020, a “public health emergency of international concern” was declared by the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee of the World Health Organization (WHO) in response to coronavirus. The next day, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II declared a public health emergency (PHE) for the United […]

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January 29, 2020

Volunteering in the ER Showed Me that Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

By Steve Smigelski Before volunteering at Mission Hospital, I worked as a vehicular homicide detective in the Accident Investigation Unit of the City of Miami Police Department. I worked in this capacity for a total of 23 years. The job entailed responding to and investigating traffic incidents that involved fatalities or potential fatalities. The average […]

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January 16, 2020

Critical Access Hospitals Serving Our Community: Q+A with Michele Pilon

By Cherry Odom, BSN, RN-BC Transylvania Regional Hospital (TRH) was selected as a 2019 Top 20 Critical Access Hospital, the fifth time in the last six years, and Blue Ridge Regional Hospital was named to the Top 100 Critical Access Hospital list. Michele Pilon, MS, BSN, RN, NE-BC, CEO and CNO of Transylvania Regional Hospital, […]

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November 5, 2019

Meet Mission Health’s 2019 Great 100 Nurses of North Carolina

In October, Mission Health nurses and colleagues attended a celebration honoring six of our own as North Carolina’s Great 100 Nurses at the annual Great 100, Inc. Gala. Since 1989, the Great 100, Inc. has recognized admired and influential nurses across North Carolina, recognizing 100 nurses from the state who are nominated by their peers […]

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October 24, 2019

Meet the Artists Whose Work Is on Display in the Mission Hospital North Tower (Videos)

Art, Health and Community: A Dose of Inspired Healing By Robert A. Poarch Hospital art — we’ve all walked by them without much thought. That’s about to change. Art in hospitals has been proven to contribute to healing, quicker recovery and comfort in a major way for patients. For the new Mission Hospital North Tower […]

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October 15, 2019

“I Was Part of That” – A Journey with Mission Health

Sara deLeon began as a Unit Secretary, Clerical Monitor Tech and Department Secretary for her first 19 years at Mission Hospital, which at the time was Memorial Mission Hospital. During that time, she got married and had three children that were all born at Mission, which she says each was a wonderful experience. During a […]

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October 8, 2019

St. Joseph’s Facility: A Continuation of Our History, A Blessing for Our Future

Years ago, we announced plans to build an expanded facility on the Memorial Campus of our system’s flagship hospital in Asheville. With that comes the end of one era and the start of a new. The Sisters of Mercy arrived in Asheville to found a hospital in 1900 – just 15 years after Mission Hospital […]

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October 4, 2019

Celebrating 134 Years of Caring with Something Special for the Next Generation (Video)

By Robert A Poarch The story goes that Mission Hospital’s first patient, a woman in labor, was carried on a stretcher from her house by two men, and walking beside her was a woman reading bible verses, a woman holding a parasol and another woman fanning flies away. This was just ten days after Mission […]

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September 26, 2019

New Cafeteria at Mission Hospital Takes Hospital Dining to a New Level

Over the years, hospital cafeterias haven’t gotten the best reputation. We’re trying to change that – on Sept. 30, you’re invited to step into the future of hospital dining at an all-new cafeteria at Mission Hospital. The new cafeteria, which will open on the first floor of the Mission Hospital Memorial Campus in the J […]

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September 11, 2019

Healthy and Fun: Tips for a Healthier Experience at the North Carolina Mountain State Fair

By Rachel Vincent, Registered Dietitian An annual western North Carolina tradition is here: the North Carolina Mountain State Fair. With food trucks and vendors serving fair favorites, like candy apples, homemade ice cream, corn dogs, fried Twinkies and funnel cakes, it can be all too easy to cave in to the temptation. But with a […]

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